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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 27, 2012 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Colorado is burning - real, real, bad

I just got back last week from a 10 day trip to CO to see family. There was some smoke from the fires up North but the CO Springs one hadnt started yet. My Dad lives in the Springs but luckily he's out in the boonies on the plains so his house and they are safe. Air quality is obviously a concern. It was too hot when we there ( upper 90's ) and got even hotter after we left. Hope they are able to get a handle on it soon but it doesnt look good. In addition to peoplesd homes it would be a shame to see the air force stadium burned down or garden of the Gods etc.

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jun 27, 2012 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Colorado is burning - real, real, bad

Waldo Canyon fire is advancing north... over 15,750 acres burned, and it's at the edge of Air Force Academy. I think Woodland Park may be threatened also. There's gotta be many hundreds of homes lost in nw Colorado Springs, I'm guessing from several videos I just saw from news helicopters. Officials aren't giving out those numbers yet.

I would imagine Garden of The Gods is surrounded by fire. I lived just up the street from there, in The Cliff House, in Manitou Springs. This was my playground, along with Pikes Peak.

The Flagstaff fire is advancing slowly into Boulder. People are unsettled.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 27, 2012 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Colorado is burning - real, real, bad

Manitou is a neat little town. We just were at both Cave of the Winds and Garden of the Gods on Fathers Day ( you know how it is you never do the tourist things when you live there although I lived in South Denver not the Springs ). All I can say is I'm glad I'm not there now. Of course the people who's homes are buring or near burning have it the worst but I imagine the smoke and the heat is unbearable everywhere in the State.